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Removed From the Land Before, Ponca Nation Vows to Protect the Earth From Keystone XL
Business  (tags: Keystone XL, TransCanada, eminent domain, Ponca tribe, farmers and ranchers, sacred blue corn, unified opposition to KXL )

- 9 hours ago -
Horinek, of the Ponca tribe in Oklahoma, said his great grandfather was among those to walk the 600-mile Ponca Trail of Tears. Though the removal split the Ponca into two separate tribes, he says every trip to Nebraska is a homecoming.
In Urgent Request, US Special Ops Adds 350 Kamikaze Drones to Fight ISIS
Science & Tech  (tags: drone warfare, drone missiles, Kamikaze Drones, U.S. Specal Operations Command, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, SOFWERX initiative )

- 6 days ago -
And that's not all. The command is also opening a drone-hacker lab to help keep up with ISIS weaponeers. Drone warfare is changing far faster than traditional military equipping can keep up.
North Carolina Hog Farms Spray Manure Around Black Communities; Residents Fight Back - YouTube   video
Business  (tags: CAFO's, hog farms, North Carolina, environmental justice )

- 22 days ago -
Last week, NC lawmakers passed H.B. 467. It limits the damages that residents could collect against hog farms. The farms collect billions of gallons of untreated pig feces and urine in cesspools, then dispose of the waste by spraying it into the air.
Responders Wrest Control of Leaking BP Oil and Gas Well in Alaska's Prudhoe Bay Area
Science & Tech  (tags: well and pipeline repairs, BP, Hilcorp, Alaska, Prudhoe Bay, Cook Inlet, Anchorage, oil, natural gas, multiple pipeline leaks, oil & gas well )

- 39 days ago -
The BP leak comes on the heels of pipeline leaks in Alaska's Cook Inlet off Anchorage. Hilcorp Alaska has discovered several oil and natural-gas leaks in pipelines, but ice made had it impossible to repair the leaks.
School Choice, Neoliberalism Hurt Public Goods and Education
Business  (tags: education, Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, neoliberalism, democracy, school privatization, vouchers )

- 39 days ago -
In the neoliberal view, if your public institutions and spaces don't resemble markets, with a range of consumer options, then you aren't really free. DeVos has spent much of her time and millions of dollars on privatizing schools.
Natural Gas Leak in Cook Inlet Stopped, Effects on Marine Life Not Yet Known
Science & Tech  (tags: natural gas infrastructure, aging oil & gas pipelines, Alaska, Cook Inlet, Hilcorp Alaska )

- 41 days ago -
Nearly four months after an underwater pipeline began leaking almost pure methane into Alaska's Cook Inlet, Hilcorp Alaska announced on Friday that a temporary repair has stopped the leak.
As Trump Seeks Defense-Spending Boost, Watchdogs Cite Faulty Pentagon Accounting
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: defense budget, Trump, Pentagon audit, accounting mess )

- 41 days ago -
The Pentagon's continued accounting problems are drawing particular scrutiny now because the Defense Department faces a congressionally mandated legal deadline of Sept. 30, 2017, to become ready for its first audit ever.
On The Navajo Nation, Special Ed Students Await Water That Doesn't Stink
Health & Wellness  (tags: Health, Around the Nation, Children's Health, Environment, Education, U.S., water filtration, clean water, clean drinking water, navajo nation )

- 42 days ago -
On the Navajo Nation, kids with the most severe developmental disabilities attend a school called Saint Michael's Assoc. for Special Ed. There is a problem with its water "kinda like a egg smell. Sometimes it's yellow, brown, or even we've seen black".
Tribal Members in Oklahoma Defeat Natural Gas Pipeline Company
Business  (tags: Comanche, Caddo, Apache, Cherokee, Kiowa, Cobell, Indian, Indian Country, tribes, natural gas pipeline )

- 43 days ago -
Federal court orders removal of natural gas pipeline in Oklahoma for trespassing on original Kiowa Indian lands.
BNP Paribas Becomes Latest Bank to Dump Dakota Access Pipeline
Business  (tags: United States, Dakota Access pipeline, US & Canada, Indigenous rights, Economy )

- 51 days ago -
The bank became the third lender to sell its shares in the controversial project as Native Americans continue their divestment push.
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